Blagojevich appeal update July 16, 2014, Rod Blagojevich lawyers submit additional argument, Why appeals court should overturn convictions
“Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich, Governor of IL, prosecuted before Tony Rezko, a businessman?”…Citizen Wells
“Why was Tony Rezko’s sentencing delayed?”…Citizen Wells
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
From ABC News July 16, 2014.
“Blagojevich Files New Argument in Appeal
Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.”
“Defense lawyers say that ruling also indicated the solicitation of contributions was corruption only when a politician gave a clear promise to take some official action in exchange for the donation. They say Blagojevich never made such promises.
Prosecutors are expected to file a response in the coming days.”